Shropshire

Laura Welding joins the team at Dyke Yaxley Chartered Accountants in Shrewsbury
21 Feb 2018
We have welcomed a new face to our growing corporate accounts team. Laura Welding has joined Dyke Yaxley Chartered Accountants at our offices in Old Potts Way, in Shrewsbury, and taken up an Accounts Semi Senior position. “I am very pleased to have passed my professional exams so quickly and to have passed them all first time, so to have the opportunity to now be part of an experienced and...
Valentines bakes made by Dyke Yaxley staff.
19 Feb 2018
Staff from a Shropshire accountancy firm have taken part in a fundraising event in support of two local charities. The team at Dyke Yaxley Chartered Accountants, in Old Potts Way, Shrewsbury, choose two charity causes every year and take part in a whole host of fundraising events to bring in much needed cash. And this year their chosen charities for 2017/18 are Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and...
19 Feb 2018
Around 30 volunteer club members turned up to the second of a series of working parties held at Loton Park Speed Hill Climb, in the village of Alberbury, near Shrewsbury, to prepare the venue for the new season which  starts at Easter. Tasks included the repair and preparation of the signage around the course, together with maintenance work to the many tyre walls which form some of the track...
Photo: Lisa Webb Photography
19 Feb 2018
A wedding held at a venue in the heart of Shropshire has been shortlisted for the West Midlands Wedding of the Year. Laura Stephenson and Tim Collins became Mr and Mrs at The Wroxeter, near Shrewsbury, on July 14, 2017. The couple were married in the rustic woodland ceremony site, with wild flowers and views across to the Wrekin. Laura, a marketing manager, said: “We wanted our day to be fun,...
Representatives from Tennis Scotland and Ellesmere Tennis Academy with year 5 pupils Adam and Thomas Jacques at the award winning Tennis Centre at Ellesmere College
16 Feb 2018
A new state of the art tennis facility at a Shropshire school has been served an award for innovation and will be replicated across the UK. The Tennis Centre at Ellesmere College, which houses four full-size acrylic performance courts and changing rooms, won builders Rocklyn an Award for Excellence from the Sport and Play Construction Association (SAPCA) this month (Feb 8). The company, based in...
15 Feb 2018
Shropshire entrepreneurs should be wary of using their personal savings to fund their business, according to our Business Development Specialist, Sarah Hartshorn.   Sarah said research had shown that nearly half of all owners of small and medium sized businesses relied on unprotected loans to keep their company running. “In a poll run by Old Mutual Wealth, 250 SMEs were interviewed, and 48% had...
Anna Sutton, Isabel Thomas, Katie McPartland and Robin Morris
12 Feb 2018
The DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival kicked off with an explosion of independent thinking on Thursday February 8th with the Finals of the first ever Shropshire Young Thinkers’ Competition - a spectacular challenge dreamt up and staged by Morris & Company and University Centre Shrewsbury.  Last night saw 20 finalists competing in front of a packed audience of parents, teachers, supporters and judges...
02 Feb 2018
With more than a decade of surveying experience under their belts, young, ambitious entrepreneurs and husband and wife team, Duncan and Sarah Howie are expanding their chartered surveying business, Howie, Kent & Co by launching a residential and commercial lettings agency. Howie, Kent & Co Lettings, due to officially operate for business from the 1st February 2018, will fill a gap in the...
01 Feb 2018
Win a complete wedding with Rowton Castle worth £12,500! Rowton Castle, the Shrewsbury based castle wedding venue, is celebrating its 20th anniversary of their current ownership in 2018 and to commemorate the achievement they are giving away a full wedding with all the trimmings worth £12,500! The #winawedding package includes complete venue hire of Rowton Castle and Gardens, with a selected...
25 Jan 2018
A Shropshire hotel is starting the search for their ‘mum of the year’ this spring. Staff at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge are launching the competition this week, in order to crown the winner in time for Mother’s Day. Lisa Snape, sales and marketing manager at the Valley Hotel, said the hotel was excited to highlight the excellent work of local mums. “We have successfully held a...
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